In the Mediterranean, create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a traditional flamenco show while savoring delicious tapas in Palma de Mallorca and sample the earthy wines of Tuscany on an unforgettable winery tour. Take in the sights of world-renowned architectural masterpieces from Rome to Barcelona and marvel at natural wonders from Corfu to Kotor. Discover hidden gems, from Cinque Terre to Koper, or indulge in the flavors of Provence…it’s all included.
The Greek Isles
Featured Sailing: 10-night Ancient Reveries
Among the jewels of the Greek Isles is charming Argostoli, flowing up from the turquoise bay along the sides of white limestone hills with its colorful fishing boats, vibrant open-air market and relaxing atmosphere.
Sail Argostoli: Take home popular gifts and keepsakes including thyme honey and the excellent locally produced Robola Taoussi (white wine).
Sip Mythos: Enjoy this delicious golden beer after a full day of exploring Argostoli.
Savor Cephalonian Meat Pie: Savor a mouthwatering Cephalonian meat pie made with lamb and pork inside a golden brown crust.
Costa del Sol
Featured Sailing: 10-night Celestial Sojourn
Situated on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Málaga is the region’s capital and a popular holiday destination. The city is also renowned as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Sail Málaga: Explore delightful Málaga, its Alcazaba, Roman Theater and beautiful cathedral.
Sip Málaga Wine: Try the sweet local wine made from muscatel grapes and dispensed from huge barrels. It is best paired with a hearty seafood dish.
Savor Gazpacho: This cold soup is refreshing on a warm day and consists of tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, olive oil and garlic.
The capital of the Riviera is undoubtedly enchanting Monte Carlo. It offers a wonderful combination of history, beauty and luxury, as well as the likely sighting of celebrities.
Sail Monte Carlo: Monte Carlo is the gateway to the charming towns of Paul de Vence, Eze, Grasse, and Nice.
Sip Champagne: Toast to an unforgettable vacation and enjoy Monaco’s national drink.
Savor Bouillabaisse: Refined yet rustic, this celebrated Provençal seafood stew is made with fresh fish and shellfish in an onion, tomato and white wine broth.
Mara Papatheodorou is a Master Foodie, a Tastes & Traditions Expert and a nationally established entertaining specialist. She has interpreted the cuisine and experienced the culture of over 65 countries worldwide. As an 11 year Contributing Editor at BON APPETIT Magazine, Mara scouted and produced the Entertaining with Style section that highlighted how real people entertain around the country and the world and was editor of their international editions. She works as a consultant with food companies developing recipes, menus and promotional campaigns.
Mara is the Tastes & Traditions Expert for Regent Seven Seas Cruises where she lectures regularly about the history of cuisine and culture and what to sip and savor in various ports. Watch her dining and wine tour videos on our website under multimedia.